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A Daring Adventure and the Trip of a Lifetime in AntarcticaBy: Judi Cohen
In the words of Helen Keller, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing”. Travelling to Antarctica aboard One Ocean Expeditions’ Akademik Sergey Vavilov was most certainly one such adventure! Beginning in Ushuaia, Argentina, we sailed the infamous Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula. We all came prepared with patches, pills and wristbands of all sorts, and when the s...
Greenland meets Vietnam: The Quiet AmericanBy: Colin Donald
As part of our occasional series on the great reads in Pandaw's onboard library, Colin Donald considers the classic novel of the dying days of L'Indochine Francais.For his fans Graham Greene was not just a novelist, he was a literary prophet who foretold the currents of 20th Century history.Much of that perception rests on The Quiet American (1955), Greene's middle-period novel set at the height o...
Beyond “In Flanders Fields”: Seeing WWI Poetry AnewBy: Melanie Blake
What happens when large numbers of literate soldiers are “plunged into inhumane conditions?” (1) World War I was the first global conflict in which (with some exceptions) most soldiers could read and write. The result was an outpouring of novels, memoirs, plays, songs, and above all, poetry. More than 2,000 British and Irish poets wrote war poetry. (2) Writing alongside them were soldi...
Japan: A Mysterious Blend of Modern and Traditional!By: Judi Cohen
Timeless temples and shrines, gorgeous scenery, futuristic space age towers and bullet trains......What I love most about Japan is that it is a country of opposites: blending the ancient with the modern, and the exotic with the familiar...I want to share with you some of my most memorable moments in Japan that have inspired me to return again and again in search of new and unique experiences.Mt Ko...
On the Road from Cusco to LamayBy: Michaela Trimble
There’s a sweet shuffle amidst the cobblestoned streets, sounds of flutes can be heard all around, and an ancestral hum of life seeps through every cracked door: It’s nighttime in Cusco, but the city couldn’t be more alive. Nestled within the lush Andean highlands, Cusco is a high altitude wonderland where life still holds a lineal delicacy. At the start of our Lares Adventure, t...
Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief: Donor Trip to EthiopiaBy: Laurielle Penny, CPAR Travellers
In 2017, Worldwide Quest was very proud to be selected to coordinate the trip for the Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) donor trip to Ethiopia. We’ve enjoyed taking groups of travellers to Ethiopia for many years sharing our excitement in splendour of the natural and built environments and the magnificent people we meet. We are directing our 2017 holiday donation on behalf of our...
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